Invite to take part in Church of Ireland's mental health survey


Bishop Pat Storey.

The MindMattersCOI project wants to hear from members of the Church of Ireland about your understanding and awareness of mental health and mental health problems.

MindMattersCOI is the Church of Ireland’s mental health promotion initiative and the research team is currently seeking
people throughout the Church, both clerical and lay, to take part in a short survey. The survey is anonymous and completely confidential and will take about 15 minutes to complete. To take part in the survey, just click here:

The MindMattersCOI team chaired by Bishop Pat Storey is also looking for people to take part in focus groups. These interviews will last about an hour and will give an opportunity to explore understanding and attitudes to mental health and mental health problems in more depth. This information will also be treated confidentially.

If you would like to join a focus group, please leave your contact details at the end of the survey, contact the project at or call + 353 (0) 1 4125 660 and leave your name and contact details.

The findings of the research and surveys will support the development of a Church of Ireland Mental Health Promotion
Strategy. This will include a mental health awareness training plan that will be rolled out across the Church of Ireland.

Launched on World Mental Health Day last October, the three year project aims to raise awareness of and respond to the mental health needs of communities across the island of Ireland.

It also hopes to transform how we understand attitudes towards and responses to mental health within the Church of Ireland and the wider community through gathering evidence and looking at how the Church can promote good mental health.

You can learn more about the project on the website: